The School of Business faced a crisis: they had a new building going up in the heart of downtown Portland, but had little community interaction and excitement among the PSU business students. The School of Business wanted to curate a sense of home within the new Karl Miller Center and desired to establish a sense of community among the students within the business school.

FIR NW decided the best way to curate a sense of community among the School of Business and the Karl Miller Center would be to throw the “KMC Bazaar.” A one-night only event bringing in business students, alumni and PSU affiliated partners into the Karl Miller Center, allowing them to sell their products and services, while interacting with other Portland State students and alumni. The event would be a market of vendors, with food, drinks, live music and a freshly opened new building!